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Houghton, Hampshire

Historical Description

Houghton, a village and a parish in Hants. The village stands 1½ mile W by N from Horsebridge station on the L. & S.W.R., and 2½ SW by W of Stockbridge. It has a post and money order office under Stockbridge; telegraph office, Horsebridge railway station. The parish includes the tithings of Houghton Drayton and North Houghton. Acreage, 2672; population, 400. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Winchester; gross value,, £625 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient, in the Early English style, and comprises nave, chancel, aisles, S porch, and a wooden tower containing three bells. It was restored in 1882.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyHampshire 
Ecclesiastical parishHoughton All Saints 
Poor Law unionStockbridge 

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Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

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Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Hampshire (County Southampton) is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

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DistrictTest Valley
RegionSouth East
Postal districtSO20
Post TownStockbridge